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Friends remember deputy on life support after shootout

MONROE CO., GA (WALB) -

Friends of a Monroe County Deputy, on life support after a shootout with a suicidal suspect, recall him as a kind and caring man, dedicated to his community.

Monroe County Deputy Michael Norris and Deputy Jeff Wilson were seriously wounded when they exchanged gunfire with 46 year old Christopher Calmer.

Calmer's family called 911 because he was threatening suicide with a gun. But when deputies arrived, he shot them instead.

Norris was pronounced dead by the coroner, but has been kept on life support to participate in organ donation.

Lee Andrews went to high school with Norris, and said the news was a real shock.

"It hit the county hard, and it still is hitting hard," said friend Lee Andrews. "At home I know they are getting ready. The porch lights all on at home remembering. And not only remembering him but Officer Harris, who was also injured."

Calmer was shot, but is recovering. He is charged with murder.

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